On Wednesday's Backchat, Beijing and Hong Kong. The new head of the CPG's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, Zhang Xiaoming, is the former head of the Liaison Office in Hong Kong. His post was assumed by Wang Zhimin. What do we learn from the changes? Is there a hard line at the moment, will it continue, or get stronger? What are the indications of adjustments in Beijing's line. Do individuals alter policy? Is CY in or out? Call in on 23388266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. After 9.20, same-sex partner eligible for dependent visa.
The negative tone in Chinese property developers and technology stocks has continued in Asian trading on Tuesday. Momentum towards Mainland developers has turned after 8 cities imposed new price curbs over the weekend in an effort to rein in financial risk. That sent real estate stocks sharply lower on Monday and the negative sentiment has continued into a second day. China Evergrande fell 3% in morning trading and Sunac was down 2%.
Asian technology shares followed Wall Street lower as heightened geopolitical tension prompted investors to take profits in some of the year’s best performing stocks. Despite that the MSCI Asia Pacific Technology Index has still gained over 40% in 2017.
Brent crude oil is at its highest level in over 2 years. Threats by Turkey to cut off supplies from Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region should it vote for independence has sent the price of Brent above $59 a barrel. It has gained more than 30% since June as a synchronised global economic expansion has increased demand at a time that supply is tightening.
Joining Wednesday's Money Talk to cast their eye over the day's business and finance headlines are Stewart Aldcroft of CitiTrust, independent analyst Andrew Sullivan and RTHK’s international economics correspondent Barry Wood. (8am-8.30am, email to email@example.com)
Radio 3’s annual writing competition is back! This year we are partnering up with Hong Kong Free Press and PEN Hong Kong to bring you Hong Kong's Top Story 2017. The campaign is starting off now.
This year, we are looking for inspiration in a particular picture as shown (above) by a legendary photographer Fan Ho.
Inspired by this picture, write a story of not more than 2,000 words.
And send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’ll win book prize, dinning vouchers and get a consultation with a Hong Kong based author.
Don’t forget, the deadline is 10 November 2017.
Businessman Allan Zeman is a long-time supporter of the annual short-story writing competition, Hong Kong's Top Story, which is co-organized this year by RTHK, Hong Kong Free Press and PEN Hong Kong. Here, urges you to take up the writing challenge. You're invited to study a picture by legendary Hong Kong photographer, Fan HO, to come up with a theme. Then write a short story of not more than 2,000 words and For more, visit http://www.rthk.hk/radio/radio3/programme/hktopstory2017
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